6 Small Changes That Will Spark Big Change In Your Life

“Success is the product of daily habits — not once-in-a-lifetime transformations.” —James Clear

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1. Go to Bed Before 10pm

Getting enough sleep gives you more energy, improves your cognitive function, and puts you in a better mood. To get the recommended 7–9 hours of sleep each night, you need to go to bed before 10pm. Not only will this small change help you get more sleep each night, but it will also help you get better sleep.

2. Drink Lots of Water

Recent studies have found that roughly 75% of Americans are dehydrated. Symptoms of dehydration include headaches, dizziness, muscle cramps, food cravings and more.

3. No Screens After 8pm

The blue light emitted from your devices interrupts your body’s production of melatonin. Melatonin is an essential hormone that helps your body prepare for sleep. Turning screens off at 8pm gives your body time to produce the melatonin you need before bedtime. Turning screens off early in the evening will also help you be more productive with your nights. You can read, write, exercise, plan your day, or spend time with your family.

4. Read Every Day

Reading is a simple way to see big changes in your life. Reading has so many benefits. From reducing stress to fighting Alzheimer’s, it’s a great investment of your time.

5. Take a Walk

A lot of our daily activities require us to sit. But they say sitting is the new smoking. Adding a quick 10–15 minute walk during your work day can bring major benefits to your life. Some benefits of walking include improved mood, stronger legs, lower blood sugar, and increased creativity. Taking a walk every day is a simple and easy way to see positive change.

6. Daily Gratitude

Studies have found that practicing gratitude provides several health benefits. Gratitude helps to reduce depression, improve self-esteem, nourish relationships, improve sleep, and more.

Conclusion: Think Small, Gain Big

When we’re in a rut, we may be tempted to uproot our lives in search of big, positive change. But before you can tackle huge, life-altering decisions, you need to master the small areas in your life. As you consistently make small changes, those tiny wins will add up to big successes.

Navigating adult life and writing about what I learn. My focuses are personal development, relationships, parenting, and writing.

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